What Happened on March 27, 1977

Historical Events

Tenerife Airport Disaster

583 die in aviation's worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport in Spain

Sports History

American tennis star Chris Evert wins her 4th and final WTA Tour Championship 2–6, 6–1, 6–1 against England's Sue Barker at Madison Square Garden, NYC


Famous Birthdays

  • Tom van der Leegte, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Bergeijk, Netherlands
  • Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver, born in Brasilia, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • A. P. Hamann, American politician and city manager of San Jose, California, dies in the Tenerife airport disaster at 67
  • Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
  • Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
  • Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer (Prayer for My Fatherland), conductor, kapellmeister (Antwerp Cathedral, 1913-50), and educator (Antwerp Conservatory, 1921-52), dies at 89
1977 Highlights

About March 27, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rich Girl - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • UK #1 Song: Knowing Me Knowing You - Abba